7 - 10 Apr
Director Denzel Westley-Sanderson
Choreographer Tinovimbanashe Sibanda
Set and Costume Designer Nicolai Hart-Hansen
Lighting Designer Seb Blaber
Sound Designer Beth Duke
Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park, Beneatha’s Place follows Beneatha Younger at two pivotal moments in her life. We meet her as a young woman moving from 1950s Chicago to Nigeria on the eve of its independence from British colonial rule, and as an academic in contemporary America, exploring the nature of identity, community and what it means to become a leader.
Read an interview with Director Denzel Westley-Sanderson here.
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Beneatha’s Place contains depictions and discussion of racism and colonialism (including racist images, items and language), threat and injury (not depicted on-stage), strobe lighting, and one instance of an explosion (off-stage).
Duration: 105 minutes plus a 20-minute interval